It’s time for another fantasy football mock draft, but this time, with a twist. It's a Mockstravaganza! We at The Fantasy Takeaway have brought together an all-star cast of writers and podcasters from all walks of the fantasy football industry to bring you analysis that can help you win your leagues. Jeff DiMatteo has been kind enough to write a guest piece here at The Fantasy Takeaway, and he'll be making selections through the coming weeks.
This is a 12-Team PPR Snake Draft with full pick-by-pick analysis through the first five rounds.
2018 Fantasy Football Mock Draft
Round 1, Pick 4: Le'Veon Bell – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers
At the 1.04, this selection was a no-brainer. Todd Gurley, Ezekiel Elliott, and David Johnson were off the board so Le’Veon was the pick. Despite his contract situation and missing the entirety of camp and the pre-season Bell will still see 370-420 touches in 2018. This should be a mostly a repeat of 2017 where Lev sat out the whole off-season and then showed up for Week 1. Many in the fantasy community let him slide in drafts last season and as a result letting someone else land one of the most productive players of this generation. It’s not outside of the realm of possibility that Weeks 1 and 2 are a little light in terms of Fantasy Points while Mr. Bell gets back up to speed. Even if that shortcoming leaves me 0-2 I’m still not worried as I’m drafting for December, not September. Once Le’Veon has his feet back under him, he’ll give me a positional advantage almost every week. We can pen him in for 1900 total yards, 80 receptions, and 10+ TDs. Should his contract continue to be an issue through the regular season expect his touches to spike as the Steelers squeeze every last bit of productivity out of him. I personally see him wearing another uniform in 2019.
Round 2, Pick 9: Joe Mixon – RB – Cincinnati Bengals
This season the Running Back group is really top-heavy, so grabbing a stud like Bell and an ascending player like Mixon sets me up for success out of the gate. Mixon will have 1st and 2nd down work to himself and should split 3rd down snaps with Gio Bernard. I expect to have a positional advantage at RB more weeks than not as Mixon will go for 1500 total yards, 40 receptions, and 5-7 touchdowns.
Round 3, Pick 4 – Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
This is a classic “play to win” pick. Hill has the ability to score any time he touches the ball which is why I took him here. I know he
Pick 3.05: TE Travis Kelce – Kacey Kasem – @thekaceykasem